Fall sets in but like every year, the ritual of daylight saving occurs during different weeks on both sides of the Atlantic.

This year again we will rack our brains when the weekend arrives and we want to call family or friends. So how is this going to work for Winter 2022?

It’s very simple: when we change to Winter time, we “delay” our watches by one hour. As a result, we sleep an “extra” hour on the night of the changeover, but we “lose” an hour of light at the end of the day for the coming months.

In practice, for France which changes time this weekend, between Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October, when our alarm clock will display 3 a.m., the French will change it to 2 a.m.

Since the United States switches to winter time a week later than France (on the night of Nov, 5th), from October 30th to November 6th, France will have only 8 hours of offset with California.

When it will be 9 a.m. in San Francisco, it will be 5 p.m. in France (instead of 6 p.m. now).

For those who are interested, a little history of daylight saving.

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